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5 Careers In Hearing

“What are you going to study in college?”

 “What’s your major?” 

“What are you going to do after college?”

We’re sure you’ve heard these questions before. As you grow older, it becomes a constant topic of discussion. Stepping foot onto your college campus the first day, the most important thing in the world becomes your major and career choice. But when you’re unsure about where you’re headed not only for lunch, but also for your entire career, what do you do?

We investigated five careers in hearing to help make your decision easier. Read on for 5 Careers in Hearing:

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5 Music Streaming Services for Best Listening

Start your computer in public and you probably have one of the following services open: iTunes, Spotify or maybe even YouTube. Music comes from seemingly an unknown source before you finally find the mute button or someone gives you an awkward stare from the other side of the room.

Most likely, as soon as you hit the play button again, one of the ten songs you’ve been listening to on repeat for the last three days starts playing through your headphones again. And after a while, instead of signing your name on checks, you may let a song title fill your signature’s place.

But when you get tired of listening to the same ten songs as you pay your bills, clean the kitchen, or even study for finals, where do you turn to next?

Read on for Listen Carefully’s five favorite music streaming services.

  1. 8tracks


8tracks is different than any other streaming service. Rather than picking a specific song to play, just type in your favorite artist’s name or even your current mood. With everything from “sad, lonely days” playlists to exciting music from the 70s, 8tracks is a great place to find your next obsession-worthy song. 8tracks playlists can be created by anyone who has a website’s username, which means the site and playlists are constantly updated.

  1. SoundCloud


With the familiar logo and signature orange color, SoundCloud has become the go-to place for artists to release remixes and record labels to release exclusive content. Looking at SoundCloud for the first time might be a little intimidating, but type one of your favorite artists into the search bar and dozens of new remixes and covers will appear below.

  1. Indie Shuffle


Although the title might suggest indie music, don’t let this service prove you wrong. Indie Shuffle premieres new music and plays remixes and stems from SoundCloud (mentioned above). This site might not have your Top 40 artists, but rather smaller acts that normally might not be in your frame of reference. Click “popular” or even “Staff Picks” to start shuffling through completely new music.

  1. Daytrotter


Different than your average music streaming service, Daytrotter includes some of the biggest names in music. But rather than their normal tracks, Daytrotter asks musicians to come to their studio and re-record their tracks either acoustically or broken down to their most basic shape. Look for sessions like The Heart & The Heart, Local Natives or even Cold War Kids to completely re-experience some of your favorite music.

  1. Apple Music

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If you’ve used iTunes in the past, think of it reimagined. Rather than just your own library, Apple Music builds playlists and a more extensive library based on your own musical taste. While this service isn’t free, Apple Music offers a three-month free trial and then costs only $10 a month. This service will help you find albums you didn’t realize existed or covers of songs that have been around for ages.

Did we miss any of your favorite sites? Let us know below!

Sources: Goldmann, Mikael, and Gunnar Kreitz. “Measurements on the spotify peer-assisted music-on-demand streaming system.” Peer-to-Peer Computing (P2P), 2011 IEEE International Conference on. IEEE, 2011.

Is your house damaging your hearing?

Our home is more than four walls that keep us safe and warm. It’s a space that provide respite from busy days, invites us to gather with friends and family, or encourages us to relax in front of the television to watch our favorite shows.

It’s natural to think our home protects us from the outside world, but have you considered the health dangers lurking inside? Get ready, because we’re about to share four household appliances that can damage your hearing!

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3 Things Your Ears Wish They Could Tell You

Have you ever looked in the face of your dog and wished he could tell you what he was thinking? This would be especially helpful when he’s digging in the yard, pulling on the leash, or eating your favorite pair of shoes.

It’s easy to be frustrated, but instead we have to make a concerted effort to get to know his signals and needs.

Are you doing the same for your ears? Listen Carefully is here to show you how!

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Why Airplanes are Loud + 4 Tips for a Relaxing Flight

During a recent business trip to visit our headquarters in Minneapolis, I was reminded how loud traveling can be.

An infant screamed into her mother’s ear (repeatedly), the airplane engine hummed for three hours, and loudspeaker announcements jolted me from my seat without warning.

So I did some more research to find out just how loud my trip was, and how it could affect my long-term hearing health.

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3 Unexpected Uses of Elephant Ears

For the past several months we’ve been pinning images to our board, Animals With Big Ears. These cute and (sometimes) cuddly creatures had us wondering more about how ears function in the animal kingdom. When we started digging around, the first question that came to our mind was: Which animal has the biggest ears, anyway?

This distinction belongs to one majestic animal that calls the continent of Africa its home: The African elephant.

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